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USA Custom Shop Stu Hamm Washburn, 7.5lb *SOLD*
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Up for grabs is my USA Custom Shop Stu Hamm signature bass. This bass was featured in an issue of Guitarist magazine where it received the 'Guitarist choice' accolade. A copy of the magazine is included in the sale. 

This bass is built to perfection, has extremely versatile bespoke electronics (humbucker + jazz pickup + piezo with 2 band active EQ) and weighs just 7.5lbs (3.4kg)!

It uses top quality hardware (Hipshot USA Piezo Bridge and detuner on the E string), and features a lovely quarter sawn maple neck, lightweight Alder body and a beautiful Rosewood fretboard. It also comes with the plush Washburn Flightcase. 

I can meet somewhere mutually convenient if required or postage is an option. 

Here's a video of the man himself taking it for a spin -

 

 

 

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Is the neck the same shape as the Urge 2 Fenders, do you know?

 

Can you check the weight? - the Bass Direct 'Sold' page for this bass shows a couple of different weights on it. Thanks

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53 minutes ago, fretmeister said:

Is the neck the same shape as the Urge 2 Fenders, do you know?

 

Can you check the weight? - the Bass Direct 'Sold' page for this bass shows a couple of different weights on it. Thanks

I've never personally played an Urge 2, but it's a bit wider than a typical Jazz neck and quite shallow front to back. It's a breeze to play fast runs on, as you'd expect considering who designed it. 

The weight is correct, 7.5lbs. I've had to lock it in the case to stop it floating away.. 

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Love the look of this, kept looking at it on bassdirects site. The black hardware really sets off the wood. I imagine the pickup configuration makes for a fantastic tone?! If only I could justify another bass... 

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On 29/11/2018 at 22:24, Bassman666 said:

Love the look of this, kept looking at it on bassdirects site. The black hardware really sets off the wood. I imagine the pickup configuration makes for a fantastic tone?! If only I could justify another bass... 

It does indeed, the photos don't really do it justice to be honest, it's a great looking bass. The pickup configuration is very versatile as you can imagine. The Musicman pickup soloed gives a real P/MM hybrid sound that works brilliantly for 90% of situations, adding the Jazz pickup tightens up the sound and makes it more punchy. The J pickup soloed is very fat sounding, dare I say 'Jaco-ish'. The Piezo adds a high end sheen when combined with the other pickups, and when soloed gives an almost upright bass quality. Then when you consider the two band EQ you're not short on tonal options! 😎

If Basschat has taught us anything, it's that we definitely need a new bass. At all times. 😉

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Stuart used these on his 'Just Outside of Normal' record, worth checking out hear how these basses sound in the hands of a master.

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14 hours ago, Chris2112 said:

Stuart used these on his 'Just Outside of Normal' record, worth checking out hear how these basses sound in the hands of a master.

Good shout, thanks. 

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12 hours ago, molan said:

Can you confirm the exact model number for this?

Looks like an SHB3N?

Yes that's the one, the 'N' stands for natural fininsh which was the most expensive option according to the Guitarist review. 

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What's the depth of the neck at around 1st fret & 7th ?

This looks very nice and I love lightweight basses but I've had issues with super slim necks recently. Cheers.

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3 hours ago, flippyfloop said:

What's the depth of the neck at around 1st fret & 7th ?

This looks very nice and I love lightweight basses but I've had issues with super slim necks recently. Cheers.

I'll confirm this evening 👍🏻

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9 hours ago, flippyfloop said:

What's the depth of the neck at around 1st fret & 7th ?

This looks very nice and I love lightweight basses but I've had issues with super slim necks recently. Cheers.

Using the trusted method of holding a ruler against the neck and squinting, I make it 20mm deep at the 1st fret and 23mm at the 7th. It's 41mm wide which I find to be a great balance between P and J profiles 😎

It's just been set up with a set of Dunlop Marcus Miller signature strings and it sounds epic! 

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Just collected the Washburn after a full professional set up. The nut has been cut slightly lower to enable an ultra low action without buzz if that's your thing.

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Genuinely in love with the design of this instrument. So simple and elegant.

Looks amazing and I’m sure sounds great too; would happily take off your hands if I had the money spare!

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I've been trying to find some info online about the contraol layout.  Please could you expalin what the various knobs do as I cannot find a diagramme online.

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11 hours ago, ead said:

I've been trying to find some info online about the contraol layout.  Please could you expalin what the various knobs do as I cannot find a diagramme online.

Sure, it has three independent volume controls (neck pickup, bridge pickup, piezo) and stacked bass and treble controls. The great thing with the preamp is that you can increase/reduce the volume of each individual pickup and the overall volume stays consistent. This is really useful for getting the tone in your head *just* right. 

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